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We are proud to present a Special issue that celebrates both the release of Star Wars™:The Force Awakens and the role that Britain’s worldleading film industry has played in its success. Issued 20 October 2015.
A Proud History:
Commemorating the brave, celebrating the great and the good. Royal Mail Special Stamps always tell the most important stories in British life, and never more so than with our First World War series. They are joined in this section by our tribute to ten of the most influential Prime Ministers of the last two centuries, and by a selection of striking gift ideas.
Finding really original presents for your family and friends is now easy, thanks to our Inspired Ideas selection. It features everything from the Lunar New Year to Britain's iconic pillar boxes, together with some uniquely romantic ideas from Royal Mail: ensuring that when you want to spoil your loved ones you’re spoilt for choice.
The Royal Connection:
Our Buckingham Palace issue explores the history of the palace since the 1600s right up to the present day. As if all that wasn’t enough, we have also featured some of the most popular Royal stamps of the last few years, including the Framed Stamps from our Kings and Queens series, not to mention a selection from Her Majesty The Queen: Six Decades of Royal Portraits. With all this plus a small selection of fun and affordable gift suggestions we hope you’ll really enjoy discovering our most regal collection.
Special Stamps celebrate all that’s best in British life, from our best-loved television shows to the comic characters we all adored in childhood. That’s why, whether you are shopping for yourself, your friends, your children or even parents and grand-parents, you’re sure to find thoughtful, memorable and characterful gifts among our Family Favourites.
Best of Britain:
Britain is lucky enough to have literally hundreds of national treasures: from its wealth of elegant seaside resorts to its wonderful fashion houses and world famous film industry. Best of all, these very British treasures make exceptional gifts, for everyone from film buffs to music lovers.
Celebrating our greatest heroes and most iconic events. Britain has always been a sporting nation, giving the world some of its finest sportsmen and women, and hosting some of the world's greatest sporting events. So whether you're looking for the ideal gift for fans of the beautiful game or the ancient game, we've got lots of great ideas.
World in Motion:
Britain has a proud history in transport and engineering, having given the world some of its most iconic automobiles, legendary locomotives and impressive aircraft; not to mention some of its most fearless pilots, dauntless mariners and daredevil drivers. So for everyone who loves transportation in all its forms, we are proud to present this very ‘moving’ selection of gift ideas.
Nature and Discovery:
We live in a beautiful and fascinating world, which is often explored by Special Stamps. So when you want thoughtful and memorable gifts for fans of science and nature, you can discover a whole world of subjects, revealed in glorious detail through a wide range of gifts for all ages and every pocket.
Stamp Art - Frames, Prints & Canvas:
With a whole host of stamp sets that truly show off the best of Great Britain, you might find it hard not to well up with pride. Whether it’s Great British Fashion, UK A-Z Landmarks or Dinosaurs – you’ll find the perfect present for someone special.
Royal Mail’s 2014 Special Stamp programme once again showcased the best of British, including Remarkable Lives, Great British Film and Buckingham Palace. Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail Stamps: “The subjects in the 2014 programme have contributed immeasurably to British culture and its uniqueness and tradition. From Classic Children’s Television to Buckingham Palace, 2014 explores some of Britain’s greatest achievements and contains something for everyone.”
A selection of beautifully designed coin sets, coin and medal covers.